About Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit classes use the natural resistive forces of water to strengthen both muscles and the cardiovascular system. Water exercise has proven to be one of the healthiest, most versatile whole-body workouts for top athletes, fitness enthusiasts, youth and seniors alike.

About the Classes

Aqua Fit
Aqua Fit classes use natural resistance and buoyancy of water against your body to provide a wide variety of conditioning and cardiovascular activity. Water exercise has proven to be one of the healthiest, most versatile whole-body workouts for top athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and healthy active adults. We offer a variety of classes to meet and challenge your fitness goals. Many different types of resistant equipment are used, from gloves to ankle cuffs, noodles, flotation belts and hand buoys for complete muscular and cardiovascular exercise.

We also use a variety of music to enhance rhythm, flow, tempo, and motivation. Every aspect of each class is designed to increase aerobic fitness and muscle tone while having fun in the water. Students with or without swimming ability will benefit from this class and all levels of fitness are welcomed. Before starting an aerobics routine or class check with your health care professional.

Water fitness shoes are recommended.

Schedule & Pricing for Burgess Pool Water Exercise


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4 classes per week

Mondays (May 2023) 8:00am – 9:00am
Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri: 8:00am – 9:00am

Mondays Classes in May are: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Aqua Fit: Aquacise
Monthly: $78/month
Drop-in: $20 per class

Senior Discount
Seniors are age 60 and older.
Monthly: $70/month
Drop-in: $20 per class
Call or visit the Service Center, (650) 781-5525, to register with these discounts. Senior discounts only applied to regular monthly rates

Senior Discounts
Senior discounts are available for anyone 60 years of age and above for monthly memberships. For these discounts, please contact the Service Center. Senior discounts apply only to monthly rates.

Cancellations and Refunds
If you would like to cancel your monthly or quarterly AquaFit membership completely, please fill out the online Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests may also be taken in person through the Service Center, (650) 781-5525. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.

Class Descriptions:

Aquacise: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00am
This class balances deep water and shallow water exercise set to music themes. We start with a cardio warmup in your depth of choice then continue through choreographed dances and endurance, then transition to the shallow for high intensity intervals (HIIT) and core and strength training.  We cool down with gentle dynamic stretching. This exercise program is designed to encourage the beginner as well as challenge the active adult. Instructor: Sandy Bardas

Aqua Fit: Water Exercise  – Mondays (2nd & 4th every month – unless specified above) & Wednesday’s at 8:00am
This complete water fitness class uses a variety of exercises and equipment for beginners to active adults. We use pyramids, Tabata, circuits and exciting choreography to keep this a fun and interesting experience.  Each class consists of warm-up, aerobic conditioning, cool-down, muscle toning and flexibility segments. Regardless of your age, size, experience or fitness level you can achieve noticeable results from this challenging workout. Class may take place in shallow water, deep water or a combination. Instructor: Irma Stalder.

Aqua Fit: High Intensity – Friday’s at 8:00am
Get ready to make some waves in this fun, high energy aquaerobics class! Set to a rocking soundtrack, we will work upper body and lower body at the same time for maximal fitness gains. Jumping and jogging and dance moves will bring both cardio and strength to the wonderful low impact environment of the water. No equipment is required though flotation belts and aquatic dumbbells are available for enhancement. The whole workout can be done in the deep or shallows. All levels are welcome. It is particularly challenging to do this class in the deep end without a flotation belt – a great way to cross train or recover from high impact sports, such as running, too! Instructor: Jenny Roost.

Our Aqua Fit Coaches

Sandy Bardas

Before retiring from fulltime work, I was a clinical pharmacist at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.  I am still a pharmacist member of both the federal and state Disaster Medical Response Team where I have been deployed to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and fires around the USA and its territories.  I believe that my medical background assists me as a certified Aquatic Exercise Instructor. I am very interested in helping everyone to maintain fitness and wellness in an enjoyable, supportive and congenial environment.

Jenny Roost

I taught aquaerobics in college and medical school many moons ago.  Now a practicing gastroenterologist, I am excited to return to the pool to engage others in a fitness work out that is accessible to all. I come to Burgess Pool via the Team Sheeper triathlon team which has done wonders for my own personal fitness including the inspiration to even do an ironman.

Policies & FAQ


Reoccurring Payments
All payments are non-refundable. Each billing period is 30 days from the day the membership starts. There are no pro-rated refunds for mid-month cancellations.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be submitted by the last day of current cycle (month) to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following billing cycle (month). Please fill out this form if you’re looking to cancel your membership. You may also cancel your membership in person with a Service Center representative.

Conduct Safety
Please help ensure a great experience for everyone. Before you send your young swimmers to the pool, be aware that we wish to maintain high standards for conduct with emphasis on safety. We encourage behavior that is respectful and mature, and our guards will enforce safety rules with regard to running on deck, roughhousing and courtesy.


Q: What temperature is the pool kept at?
A: The water is maintained at a warm 86 degrees. A great temperature for your recreational enjoyment.

Q: How should I dress for a workout?
A: If you are worried about wearing a bathing suit consider wearing leggings and athletic top or sun guard. Dress for coverage and warmth as needed.

Q: I’m worried about sunscreen. What would you recommend?
A: During the summer season we recommend using sunscreen and even wearing a hat and sunglasses in the pool. You will get better results if you apply sunblock 15 minutes before entering the water.

Q: Are water shoes necessary for a workout?
A: Wear pool shoes if you have neuropathy, foot numbness or pain. Shoes are also recommended for shallow water classes to aid in traction and rebounding. Otherwise bare foot water workouts are great exercise to move and strengthen the feet and ankles.

Q: How strenuous is the workout? Will we be fully submerged under water?
A: Aqua Fit classes do not require that the head is submerged under the water. The high intensity workouts might get your hair wet due to water turbulence.

Q: Are there facilities to change in at the pool?
A: Yes. We have restrooms and a changing area plus showers for your use. Many clients wear a bath robe or swim coat over their bathing suit and shower at home.